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Control Or Access Channel Scanning

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Avoiding forbidden cell reselections in multimode networks
05/21/15 - 20150141004 - Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described. According to these techniques, a user equipment (UE) may determine that the UE is in a serving cell, identify at least one forbidden neighbor cell while the UE is in the serving cell, and adjust a measurement interval of the at...

Using sensor data to provide information for proximally-relevant group communications
05/21/15 - 20150141005 - Methods, devices, and systems for a mobile device to perform actions associated with applications when confirmed to be within proximity of a physical location relevant to the applications, including identifying a unique identifier of a proximate wireless network access point, determining whether the unique identifier matches a predefined identifier stored...

Devices and methods for preventing out-of-service periods in multi-subscription scenarios
05/21/15 - 20150141006 - Access terminals capable of employing multiple subscriptions are adapted to prevent out-of-service periods for one or more subscriptions. According to one example, an access terminal can establish a data communication on a first subscription utilizing a first network, and an idle mode connection on a second subscription utilizing a second...

Extended access barring for csg cells
05/21/15 - 20150141007 - It is provided an apparatus, comprising CSG (closed subscriber group) determining means adapted to determine one of plural CSG types to which the apparatus belongs, based on a CSG entry stored by the apparatus, wherein the plural CSG types are related to a closed subscriber group advertisement received from a...

Mobile communication terminal, server apparatus, controlling system, controlling method, and program
05/21/15 - 20150141008 - A mobile communication terminal performs: registering a length of time starting at a time when an identifier of a base station is detected by a first communication unit, the identifier being transmitted by the base station accommodated in a first communication network, and ending at a time when the first...

Operation method for searching for cell in wireless communication system and device supporting same
05/14/15 - 20150133115 - Provided is an operation method for sensing a cell which is performed by a terminal in a wireless communication system. The operation method comprises: obtaining wireless fingerprint information from a network; obtaining an intra-frequency measurement result by performing an intra-frequency measurement; evaluating a correlation on the basis of the wireless...

System and methods for cooperative network acquisition on a multi-sim wireless device
05/07/15 - 20150126187 - Methods and devices are disclosed for enabling efficient service acquisition on multiple SIMs of a multi-SIM wireless communication device. After both SIMs have lost service, or after initial power up of the wireless device, the wireless device may detect radio frequency channels associated with wireless networks of all SIMs, and...

Beacon management for network assisted device-to-device communication
05/07/15 - 20150126188 - A method of a wireless communication device adapted to perform device-to-device communication is disclosed. The method comprises transmitting an indication of device-to-device communication capability to a network node (220), receiving one or more beacon parameters allocated to one or more second wireless communication devices (240) adapted to perform device-to-device communication,...

Systems and methods for acquiring service using multiple channels
04/30/15 - 20150119026 - The present disclosure includes systems and methods for acquiring service using multiple channels. In one embodiment, the present invention includes a method comprising successively configuring a first wireless communication channel and a second wireless communication channel of a single wireless apparatus to receive a plurality of signal frequencies of one...

Communication system, mobile terminal apparatus, local area base station apparatus and communication method
04/30/15 - 20150119027 - The present invention is designed to provide highly efficient local area radio access. In a communication system in which a mobile terminal apparatus (10) detects a local area base station apparatus (30) which the mobile terminal apparatus (10) will connect to, among local area base station apparatuses (30), the local...

Method, device and terminal for selecting public land mobile network
04/30/15 - 20150119028 - A method, device and terminal for selecting a Public Land Mobile Network (PLMN) are disclosed. The device includes a wireless access technology module for storing one or more wireless access technologies supported by the terminal and select a wireless access technology for accessing a PLMN, a list module for generating...

Method and apparatus for searching for radio frequency signals by a subscriber unit in a wireless communication system
04/30/15 - 20150119029 - A method and subscriber unit (SU) are provided that control an order in which a subscriber unit (SU) tunes to, and inspects, a frequency for a signal. When the SU activates in a wireless communication system, the SU searches for an RF signal by reference to a search list, wherein...

Method and apparatus for detecting cell identity conflict
04/30/15 - 20150119030 - Embodiments of the present invention provide a method and an apparatus for detecting a cell identity conflict. The method includes: determining that a user equipment accesses a first cell or performs connection establishment or connection re-establishment in a first cell at a first time point T1; searching whether interaction information...

User equipment and reconnection method for mobile communications system
04/23/15 - 20150111571 - User equipment includes a cell search unit configured to execute a cell search; a detector configured to detect that reconnection is required; a storage unit configured to store VoIP support information that indicates, for each type of radio communications system (RAT), whether voice packet communication is allowed; a cell search...

Radio terminal and radio communication method
04/23/15 - 20150111572 - A radio terminal according to a present invention comprising a communication judgment unit (131) configured to judge whether or not the direct communication with the radio base station is possible to continue; a message processor (132) configured to transmit an inquiry message inquiring whether or not a direct communication with...

Method to improve cell selection procedures in a single sim/multi-sim environment
04/16/15 - 20150105070 - The various embodiments provide methods implemented by a mobile communication device for determining whether to camp on a cell based on an updated measurement of the received signal strength associated with the cell. A mobile communication device may determine an updated received signal strength for an absolute radio-frequency channel number...

Method and arrangement for supporting cell selection
04/16/15 - 20150105071 - Methods and arrangements, for supporting cell selection in a mobile terminal (UE1, 1101) associated with a set of serving cell candidates (Cell1, Cell2, Cell5, Cell7, Cell10). The method in the mobile terminal involves evaluating (804, 806) a first serving cell candidate (Cell5) from the set by estimating (804) the distance...

Method for determining neighboring base station, base station, and processing network element
04/16/15 - 20150105072 - The present invention provides a method for determining a neighboring base station, a base station, and a processing network element. The method for determining a neighboring base station includes: receiving, by a base station, a measurement report, sent by a terminal, of another base station adjacent to the base station;...

Operating states for d2d discovery
04/09/15 - 20150099514 - A device is configured to perform a method of device-to-device (D2D) communication in a wireless communication network in accordance with a Long Term Evolution (LTE) standard. The method includes entering an RRC-Idle state or an RRC-Connected state. The method also includes transmitting, in the RRC-Idle state or RRC-Connected state, a...

Method and arrangement for d2d discovery
04/02/15 - 20150094057 - According to a first aspect of embodiments herein, the object is achieved by a method in a base station for handling a process of discovering a candidate user equipment for Device to Device, D2D, communication in a cell. The cell is served by the base station. The base station divides...

Method and apparatus for searching for network
04/02/15 - 20150094058 - The present invention discloses a method and an apparatus for searching for a network. The method includes: determining that a user equipment (UE) camping on a cell of a current public land mobile network (PLMN) is in an access barred state; determining that the UE cannot be successfully registered with...

Mobile communication device providing communication pathway determination assistance
04/02/15 - 20150094059 - A system and method in a mobile communication device for providing assistance to a user in determining a communication pathway. A system may comprise processor-executable instructions, that when executed by a processor, cause a mobile communication device that supports a communication type over multiple networks to access availability information stored...

Geo-location assisted cellular network discovery
03/26/15 - 20150087301 - A mobile device includes a global navigation satellite system (GNSS) module, a modem, a memory, and an application processor. The GNSS module is configured to determine geographical location information of the mobile device. The memory is configured to store the geographical location information and associated cell information including previously camped...

Mobile terminal and wireless connection method thereof
03/26/15 - 20150087302 - Disclosed is a wireless connection method for a mobile terminal. The method includes: starting to search for an access point in a current environment; judging whether the access point is found within a preset time, and when rise judgment result is yes, acquiring the found current access point and suspending...

Transmision point selection
03/19/15 - 20150079980 - This disclosure relates to selection of transmission points in a communication system. Information of potential reference signals is sent from a network element to a mobile device to configure the mobile device for measurement of at least one received signal characteristic of the indicated potential reference signals. The mobile device...

Method and device for receiving system information
03/19/15 - 20150079981 - The embodiments of the present document provide a method and apparatus for receiving system information. The method includes: a UE receiving system information and/or system information updating indication of a serving cell and/or a neighboring cell according to system configuration, including: receiving the system information and/or the system information updating...

Higher priority network scanning
03/12/15 - 20150072679 - A user equipment (UE) determines whether the UE is camped on a highest priority network. The UE being configured to scan for a higher priority network even though the UE is already camped on the highest priority network as specified in a network selector data structure that identifies networks and...

Communication system, communication control system, communication apparatus, communication method, and connection program
03/12/15 - 20150072680 - A communication system having a first communication apparatus and a second communication apparatus is disclosed. The first communication apparatus includes a transmission unit which transmits a signal including at least a network identifier, and wherein the second communication apparatus includes a selection unit which selects a network identifier included in...

Method for connecting to network and electronic device thereof
03/05/15 - 20150065126 - A method for connecting to a network in an electronic device is provided. The method includes generating a list of Access Points (APs) to which the electronic device fails to connect upon AP connection, when APs are scanned, classifying the scanned APs into a first group and a second group...

Methods and apparatus for improving connected mode search
03/05/15 - 20150065127 - Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to a method and apparatus for improving connected mode search (e.g., by UE having at least two RF chains). According to aspects, the UE may dynamically configure based, at least in part, on at least one measured signal quality parameter, one of the...

Communication apparatus, computer product, and communication control method
03/05/15 - 20150065128 - A communication apparatus includes a display configured to display an image; a processor configured to control the display; and a storage configured to store information processed by the processor. The processor, in each communication area of a base station that is communicable with the communication apparatus, upon connection to an...

Contention-based integration of device to device (d2d) networks with wireless infrastructure
02/26/15 - 20150056987 - Efficient D2D link integration can be achieved by allowing mobile devices to independently initiate D2D/connection-proxy discovery without re-broadcasting beacons originating from the wireless access point. A mobile station wanting to establish a D2D link may broadcast a search message to neighboring mobile stations, which may return offer messages specifying a...

Systems and methods for obtaining system information for a wireless communication device
02/26/15 - 20150056988 - Devices, systems, articles of manufacture, and methods for obtaining system information for a wireless communication device are described. According to some embodiments, a subscription supported by the wireless communication device enters a paging reorganization mode. The wireless communication device acquires a portion of system information by a first subscription using...

Method and apparatus for identifying microcells in macrocells in wireless communication systems, and handover method and system using same
02/26/15 - 20150056989 - The present invention relates to a method for identifying a microcell in a macrocell including the steps of: a User Equipment (UE) obtaining a physical identity of the microcell by performing cell search on an adjoining microcell; and the UE identifying the microcell by using a specific pattern of a...

Extending earfcn value range in geran
02/26/15 - 20150056990 - An E-UTRAN neighbor cell list is broadcast in a GERAN network using the extended EARFCN value ranges (i.e., 18 bits). Extending the EARFCN value ranges in GERAN and signaling EARFCN values within the extended EARFCN value range to inter-RAT-capable UEs that camp in GERAN allow GERAN to support continued inter-RAT...

Method for detecting a signal for direct communication between ue's in a wireless communication system and apparatus for same
02/19/15 - 20150050930 - The present invention relates to a method for transmitting an identification signal from a first UE to a second UE for direct communication between UE's in a wireless communication system. In particular, the method includes the steps of: transmitting a first identification signal formed by using a part of the...

Determining an identification of a cell
02/19/15 - 20150050931 - An apparatus receives a plurality of reports from at least one mobile terminal, which is connected to a particular cell of a cellular communication network. Each report includes an identification of a first type of a plurality of cells of the cellular communication network currently observed by the at least...

Wireless communication system, wireless communication method, mobile station device, and base station device
02/19/15 - 20150050932 - A wireless communication system includes a first base station device, a second base station device, and a mobile station device configured to communicate with the first and second base station devices. The first base station device includes a request notifying unit configured to notify the mobile station device of a...

Systems and methods for limiting mobile device measurements for cell reselection and handover
02/12/15 - 20150045020 - System and method embodiments are provided for limiting mobile device neighbor cell measurements for cell reselection and handover. In an embodiment, a method in a mobile device for limiting neighbor cell search and measurements for reselection and handover includes determining a state of the mobile device from one of a...

Managing wireless connections based on motion
02/12/15 - 20150045021 - Methods, systems, and apparatuses are described for avoiding short-lived wireless connections. In one method, a first connection with a first access point may be used for data transmissions. A motion state of a mobile device may be determined based on sensor data from at least one sensor within the mobile...

Access points and methods for access point selection using an information data structure
02/12/15 - 20150045022 - Methods and systems are presented which provide selection techniques for network equipment to communication stations with access point information that may be utilized to select network equipment for determining a location of the communication station. Techniques are disclosed involving location determination information in wireless networks. Such techniques may involve time...

Methods and apparatus for improved measurements in wireless communication systems
02/12/15 - 20150045023 - Methods and apparatus for communication comprise storing a first portion of a set of frequencies in a frequency measurement list, wherein the first portion of the set of frequencies includes a first sequence of one or more frequencies. The methods and apparatus further comprise storing a second portion of the...

Measurement pattern for small cell searching
02/12/15 - 20150045024 - Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for small cell searching. In one aspect there is provided a method. The method may include searching, in a first mode, for a first cell including a first base station based on a first event; changing, based on a second event,...

Method and apparatus for selecting equivalent plmn
02/12/15 - 20150045025 - Provided are a method and apparatus for selecting a Public Land Mobile Network (PLMN). A method for providing a PLMN list in a Mobility Management Entity (MME) may include: receiving a request from a user equipment (UE); determining whether the UE prefers Voice over Long Term Evolution (VoLTE) according to...

Power efficient discovery of lte-direct relay for out-of-coverage devices
02/05/15 - 20150038136 - Methods, systems, and devices are described for managing wireless communications. In one method, a mobile device may determine to transition to a relay status. The relay status may indicate a capability of the mobile device to function as a relay device between at least one other mobile device and a...

Method and related mobile device for cell search in multi radio access technology systems
02/05/15 - 20150038137 - In one implementation, a radio is tuned to a frequency and bandwidth such that it can accommodate a plurality of frequency channels of a plurality of RATs. Radio samples are acquired by the radio and stored to an input memory. The RAT specific cell search further includes performing a RAT...

Method and user equipment for collecting configuration data useable for initialization of a radio access node
02/05/15 - 20150038138 - It is presented a user equipment (20), UE, for collecting configuration data useable for initialization of a radio access node (10). The UE (20) comprises a communication interface (22) arranged for wireless communication, a processor (23) and a memory (24) for storing a software package comprising computer program code. When...

Cell search and measurement in heterogeneous networks
01/29/15 - 20150031358 - An extended cell search procedure enables more inclusive measurement reports by mobile terminals operating in a heterogeneous network. The mobile terminal may be configured to conduct an extended cell search to enable better detection of signals transmitted from weaker cells. For mobile terminal with extended cell search capabilities, the network...

Optimization on network assisted proximity services discovery management
01/29/15 - 20150031359 - Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for network assisted ProSe discovery management are provided. One method includes establishing, by a network element, a discovery context of a user equipment, and transmitting a discovery context establishment request comprising beacon information on at least one other user that a user of the...

Phased search for femtocells
01/22/15 - 20150024742 - User equipment (UE) includes an architecture for locating femtocells. The architecture implements a phased search approach. The phased search helps the UE find the correct femtocells in a time and power efficient manner, by performing the search in a way that matches the likely changes to femtocell configurations....

Cell selection and reselection optimizations responsive to mobility state
01/22/15 - 20150024743 - User equipment (UE) obtains system information using a foreground or background process. The system information may include cell information that distinguishes femtocells from macrocells. Given this cell information, the UE may avoid tuning to or attempting to connect to cell types that the UE does not support. For instance, the...

Method for cell selection for narrowband terminal and apparatus using same
01/22/15 - 20150024744 - Provided are a method for cell selection for a narrowband terminal and an apparatus using same. A narrowband terminal receives a wireless frame comprising a first synchronous signal for a user equipment supporting a first bandwidth, and a second synchronous signal for a user equipment supporting a second bandwidth which...

Device discovery method, device, and system
01/22/15 - 20150024745 - A device discovery method includes: enabling, by a first device, a device-to-device monitoring and broadcasting function; after the first device detects broadcast information of a second device, reporting the broadcast information of the second device and a user identifier of a target user to a network side, requesting that the...

Method for discovering neighbor cells in a radio cellular network
01/15/15 - 20150017981 - The present invention relates to a method for discovering neighbor cells (NC) in a radio cellular network (NTW) comprising cells, each served by a controller (e NB), the method comprising, with respect to a controller (eNB) serving a cell (C): (a): selecting a frequency (f) in a frequency list, each...

Method for using a user equipment with a first public land mobile network and with a second public land mobile network, user equipment, program and computer program product
01/15/15 - 20150017982 - A method for using a user equipment with a first public land mobile network (PLMN) and with a second PLMN includes: operating the user equipment in a plurality of idle modes. The user equipment is a Dual Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Dual Standby (DSDS) user equipment. With respect to the...

Method and related mobile device for searching for a mobile network
01/08/15 - 20150011207 - Instead of performing a complete frequency scan and a subsequent cell scan on detected candidate frequencies, according to the method for searching for a PLMN as disclosed herein, the frequency scan is interrupted for performing an immediate cell scan based on inspection results for a specific candidate frequency obtained during...

Device and method for performing opportunistic sniffing
01/01/15 - 20150004968 - Recent LTE communications schemes utilize such large amounts of data traffic, that there is little available bandwidth for performing sniffing of nearby base stations and/or cells, which is often integral in performing carious calibrations. Utilizing an LTE scheduler, small data traffic gaps can be detected in one or both of...

Discovery signal in cluster-based small cell
01/01/15 - 20150004969 - The embodiments described herein relate to a user equipment (“UE”) and a plurality of nodes in a wireless network. A UE may be adapted to receive from a node a discovery signal that includes a base sequence. The base sequence may distinguish a first group of collocated nodes, comprising a...

Method and apparatus for regaining service by selecting a detected cell not included in a neighbor cell list (ncl)
01/01/15 - 20150004970 - The present disclosure presents a method and apparatus for regaining service at a user equipment. For example, the disclosure presents a method for receiving a neighbor cell list from a serving cell, and scanning to identify target cells by the user equipment, wherein the target cells include neighbor cells included...

Method and apparatus for connection management
01/01/15 - 20150004971 - In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, there is provided a method comprising maintaining attachment of an apparatus to a macro cell, directing searching for, or scanning for, small cells during attachment of the apparatus to the macro cell. Responsive to detecting a first small cell with...

Method and apparatus for managing carriers
01/01/15 - 20150004972 - In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, there is provided an apparatus, comprising a receiver configured to receive information from a serving cell, the receiver being further configured to receive a primary synchronization signal and a secondary synchronization signal from a second cell, memory circuitry configured to...

Radio communication system, location registration method, repeater, and radio client device
12/18/14 - 20140370888 - A radio client device scans a channel allocated to a predetermined repeater, and transmits a request for location registration to the predetermined repeater in a case of detecting a usage condition signal. A repeater, in a case of receiving a request for location registration from a radio client device, conducts...

Method of determining orthogonal resource based on virtual cell id in comp communication system
12/18/14 - 20140370889 - The invention provides a solution, in a reception point of a communication system, of providing a user equipment with a virtual cell ID, where firstly a virtual cell ID corresponding to the reception point is received from a network control device, the virtual cell ID being used for indicating a...

Method and apparatus for access class barring
12/18/14 - 20140370890 - The present invention provides a method and device for Access Class (AC) barring. The method comprises: determining the state-related AC barring parameters of a terminal according to the state AC barring information of the terminal and the membership of the terminal in a cell; barring AC according to the determined...

Session setup in an energy-efficient cellular wireless telecommunications system
12/11/14 - 20140364116 - The invention relates to a telecommunications system comprising at least a plurality of SA-cells. The invention provides a method for a terminal to facilitate establishment of a data connection between the terminal and at least one of the SA-cells. The method includes steps of, while the terminal is in an...

Reference signal design for cell search in an orthogonal wireless communication system
12/11/14 - 20140364117 - Systems and methodologies are described that facilitate efficient cell acquisition in a wireless communication system. In one aspect, a reference signal for use in cell acquisition can be constructed in a bandwidth-agnostic manner such that it contains a common central portion in a predetermined frequency band that is independent of...

Using application feedback to optimize plmn search
12/04/14 - 20140357266 - One aspect provides a modem for use at a terminal. The modem comprises a first interface, a second interface, and a processing unit. The first interface is arranged to connect to a network. The second interface is arranged to connect to a host processor on the terminal. The processing unit...

System and method for determination of proximity between wireless devices
12/04/14 - 20140357267 - Methods and systems to determine the proximity of wireless devices to each other. In an embodiment, the proximity may be determined as a membership in a classification, e.g., high, medium, or low proximity of one wireless device to a second. The process for determining proximity may include a training phase,...

Method and apparatus for efficient radio access technology frequency scanning based on false alarms
12/04/14 - 20140357268 - Efficient RAT frequency scanning based on false alarms is described. A first RAT associated with multiple frequency bands, and a first frequency band among the multiple frequency bands, may be selected. A first signal scan associated with the first RAT may be performed in the first frequency band to identify...

Server-assisted device-to-device discovery and connection
12/04/14 - 20140357269 - A method includes receiving, at a network node, a device-to-device D2D discovery request from a first device and sending a D2D discovery response from the network node to the first device. The D2D discovery response includes information associated with a second device that is available to establish a D2D connection...

Measurement configuration
12/04/14 - 20140357270 - In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, there is provided an apparatus, comprising: a receiver configured to receive a first message, the first message comprising an indication of a determination that a user equipment is in physical proximity of a first cell, at least one processor configured...

Reducing service acquisition time when a user device is powered up
12/04/14 - 20140357271 - A user device receives network information for a future destination of the user device. The user device stores the network information for the future destination in a local store of the user device. Responsive to the user device starting up, the user device searches for an available network using the...

Cellular communication system support for limited bandwidth communication devices
12/04/14 - 20140357272 - A network node that serves a host cell in a cellular communication system transmits, at (a) first time interval(s), first control channel information on a control channel that extends over a first bandwidth of a radiofrequency spectrum. The first control channel communicates information necessary to enable a first type of...